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  • Summary: Dishonored 2 takes your protagonist, Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin, to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world.
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  1. Positive: 59 out of 62
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  1. Nov 25, 2016
    100
    A grim, gorgeous milieu of societal depth and cunning design. That its mechanics slot so naturally into its environment, giving players the freedom and choice to explore, influence and infiltrate means that Dishonored 2 represents the very best gaming has to offer.
  2. Nov 14, 2016
    94
    What a sequel should be: bigger, more ambitious, but with a solid grasp on what the original was and wanted to be. A true example of how to design a world and an infiltration game.
  3. Nov 13, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is a pleasure to play… the ability to switch between mystical abilities, firearms or your trusty retractable blade (apparently some people don’t appreciate a folding blade) increases the variety of the game and leads to some very interesting interactions.
  4. Nov 14, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is the example of a perfect sequel, a game which improves several flaws of the first title bringing to life a memorable experience. Arkane Studios managed to create a masterpiece, especially for whoever loves the stealth genre.
  5. Jan 13, 2017
    90
    As a story, it may well be lacking, but as a collection of expertly crafted play spaces where design and mechanics reinforce and respond to your agency in myriad delightful and engaging ways, Dishonored 2 is pure magic.
  6. Dec 6, 2016
    86
    Dishonored 2 is a complex game with a simplistic first-person action wrapper. It offers up a variety of different gameplay options to run through the game with, while presenting a bigger world for you to stretch those options out in. It’s a great follow-up to the first game and certainly improves on its ideals.
  7. Nov 17, 2016
    50
    Feels like a tiresome retread – enjoyable enough when it sticks to the old script, but frustrating in its disappointment when it does attempt anything new. With a rushed story, colorless characters, and total misuse of a whole new playable character, the best I can say is that I didn’t hate it. I didn’t particularly like it, but I didn’t hate it. Dishonored deserves more than that.

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  1. Negative: 16 out of 155
  1. May 10, 2019
    10
    This is another 10/10 game. When they say play your own way they mean it. I had so much fun with this game I played it 3 times more and canThis is another 10/10 game. When they say play your own way they mean it. I had so much fun with this game I played it 3 times more and can see my self going back to it many times over. I hope they make more of these games. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2016
    10
    Great game, if you liked the first don't miss dishonored 2. Excels at all, graphics, story, gameplay, they are there for you. Just take it,Great game, if you liked the first don't miss dishonored 2. Excels at all, graphics, story, gameplay, they are there for you. Just take it, satisfaction guarantee. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    I'm a big fan of the first game and have got everything I expected from the sequel and even more. Storyline is amazing, level design makesI'm a big fan of the first game and have got everything I expected from the sequel and even more. Storyline is amazing, level design makes this game one of the most beautiful.

    10/10

    Looking forward to play DLC
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  4. Dec 12, 2017
    9
    Beaten on Hard Low Chaos Run as Emily.

    This game is better than the first. The world feels alive and there's an impressive amount of choice
    Beaten on Hard Low Chaos Run as Emily.

    This game is better than the first. The world feels alive and there's an impressive amount of choice and novelty in each level. It does have a bit of a steep learning curve and the load times are a bit long, but the actual moment-to-moment gameplay, when you get into the groove of it, is awesome. A must play for anyone who enjoys single player narrative games.
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  5. Jan 6, 2017
    8
    Dishonored 2 is a good sequel to Dishonored, but in a lot of ways seems to be a step back. As far as the gameplay is concerned, there is aDishonored 2 is a good sequel to Dishonored, but in a lot of ways seems to be a step back. As far as the gameplay is concerned, there is a wonderful choice to either play as the original protagonist Corvo, or his daughter, the new empress Emily. Both characters have their own specific powers, which can be used to defeat enemies, or circumvent obstacles. Each character also has a different voice actor, and their lines will be different depending on the situation. If you play a mission with Corvo, for example, and then play the same one with Emily, it will be completely different from a character’s perspective.

    This is the game’s strongest suit, and it’s where the game truly shines: differences and choices. You can play non-lethal stealth, or completely obliterate your opposition. It’s entirely up to you. It’s what makes the game so appealing and unique. There are a lot of possibilities, but the downsides start to appear when you uncover the rest of the game, which consists of story and lore to explain the gameplay choices. Unfortunately, if you choose to play a “high-chaos” run as it is known in the game, you will be consistently felt as though you are playing incorrectly.

    In true Dishonored fashion, any way but non-lethal seems to be an issue. So much so it’s almost as if the game wants you to play stealthy. If I have a choice, I need a consequence, and there just aren’t any for taking a non-lethal approach. The world loves you because you’re not killing anyone, and it smiles at you, giving you more and more choices. Start killing and the world of Dishonored becomes bleak, almost unbearable. There are more bloodflies and they will attack you more often. The city decays. Overall, this is the “bad” version, truly. Playing the game stealthy makes the game much easier, on top of that.

    Dishonored 2’s biggest problem is exposition. If you aren’t reading every single piece of info you come across, whether it be a book, or a song, or a note, or a scrumpled up newspaper, you will only get half of the story. The other half is told to you in large chunks, which always feel either rushed or slow, but never keeping the right amount of pace. It’s almost as if it doesn’t know how much or how little you should know.

    On top of that, the story as a whole is strange when it isn’t cliche. It’s a typical story of the ruler being overthrown and said ruler taking down the people responsible. However, the antagonist attacks at the beginning and the character you play as thinks the best course of action is to ignore that person completely and start attacking other important figures, most of whom you aren’t even aware they are even crucial in any way, shape or form aside from them being associated.

    In the first Dishonored, Corvo knew exactly who was responsible and attacked them head-on. He didn’t lag about biding his time. On top of the pacing and exposition issues are the problems with the characters. Because of the poor exposition, you aren’t really given enough information to care about who it is you’re tasked with murdering. Emily isn’t a good empress. Often she acts as though she is right and everyone else who disagrees is wrong. Whereas the one who is attempting the takeover is the rightful ruler. What are you saying about monarchies, Dishonored 2?

    Arkane has released a New Game + mode, which should have been included from the beginning. In spite of the glaring problems, Dishonored 2 is a worthwhile game, and an excellent sequel.
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  6. Jun 12, 2017
    7
    The game is good.
    Still it has 2 problems, same as first one.
    1. Lack of likable characters. I did like the faceless and voiceless Corvo,
    The game is good.
    Still it has 2 problems, same as first one.
    1. Lack of likable characters.
    I did like the faceless and voiceless Corvo, ok.
    However now - i dont care about Emily (becase I know nothing about her that can make me start doing so) she is faceless. She is not beautiful, she is not charismatic, she is not fun and in same moment she doesnt have any dark of gloomy sides of character to counter this and make her interesting.
    She is boring. I understand that world of the game is not a funny one, but do she really has some personalities that devide her in a good way from Corvo? Emotion spectre that they bring to you is the same (and its gray).
    Corvo also doesnt really work for me this time, he doesnt open up as a new deeper more complex person he is just old dad/man with quite a boring motivation.
    2. Lots of ways of killing - but concentration on peacefull playthrough. I dont know, maybe some kind of non-deadly bullets (from rubber idk) for pistol and more ways of disabling folks might change this? Cause its quite strange when you have a gun in your arm and dagger in another, but try your best to not use them a single time throughout the game.
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  7. Apr 8, 2019
    0
    Compre este juego con mucha ilusión ya que el primer Dishonored me encanto pero menuda decepción. El juego no está a la altura del primero niCompre este juego con mucha ilusión ya que el primer Dishonored me encanto pero menuda decepción. El juego no está a la altura del primero ni por asomo y para más inri tiene un parche de 12Gb que aun con el instalado sigue teniendo un montón de problemas. Cosas como fallos de sonido, de las IA de los enemigos, etc... Le iba a dar 3 por lo invertido en hacerlo pero no lo merece porque encima con semejante parche no tengo medio juego en el disco. Otro ejemplo de cómo convertir una gran Ip en algo de usar y tirar. Expand

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